The Practice

Call to Reserve Your Place
in our Couples Workshop:


Ego2Heart is the term we use for the relationship intensives practiced during our Couples Weekend Workshops. The practice of Ego2Heart helps couples begin a transformative journey of deepening intimacy by communicating and listening from the heart. This transformation involves going from a self-focused and self-indulgent perspective that prioritizes “Me” and the ego – to the mindfulness of a relationship that prioritizes “We” and a deeper soul connection. The practice of Ego2Heart embraces humility and a compassionate intuitive listening which in turn brings inner truth, increased intimacy, and a more purposeful existence.

The practice of Ego2Heart also supports the unification of body and spirit in a heightened state of awareness. Our goal is to help individual partners in the relationship to practice tools of listening intuitively to each other and to the “Voice of the Relationship,” an entity existing as a third consciousness in the relationship and representing authentically the union beyond the limitations of the individual personalities and egos. It serves as a neutral witness with a pure perspective and opens up a spontaneous heartfelt communication between couples, helping to heal the relationship by giving voice to what the relationship needs. In the process, the partners open themselves up to the mystery of wholeness and deep bonding.

The Four Intentions
  • Speaking from the heart
  • Listening from the heart
  • Speaking spontaneously
  • Speaking lean

The practice of Ego2Heart will deepen love, passion, and respect, and it can be used to strengthen relationships within families, at work, and between people of different cultures. It provides opportunities to breathe new life into any relationship. You can read more about how we share this communication process during our Couples Weekend Workshops.

The core practice of intimate communication that is practiced at Ego2Heart is based on the “Council Process” — a practice originated by the American Indians. Dr. Jack Zimmerman is a pioneer in recreating this ancient process of Council in contemporary terms with colleagues at the Ojai Foundation in Southern California. Zimmerman and his life partner, Jaquelyn McCandless, are the authors of Flesh and Spirit: The Mystery of Intimate Relationship, Bramble Books 1998.

Dr. Jack Zimmerman
Jacquelyn McCandless, M.D., Dr. Jack Zimmerman, Ph.D.,

From left to right: Jacquelyn McCandless, M.D., Dr. Jack Zimmerman, Ph.D., Ronit Rinat Peleg and Dr. Moti Peleg.

Photos from previous councils